Hello everyone! Thank you all so much for joining me as I set out on my latest adventure--writing a monthly newsletter. I appreciate you taking an interest in my writing, and in the little town of Hardy Falls, nestled deep in the heart of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Speaking of Hardy Falls, every month I'll be sharing an excerpt or two from The Hardy Falls Gazette, an online newspaper run by Mathilda Gregory, the town librarian and a woman who is more than happy to express her opinion. Whether you want it or not.
Legend has it that in 2013, the last newspaper near Hardy Falls closed its doors, leaving the town without local news coverage. Ms.Gregory, a staunch believer in the citizenry's right to know what's going on, decided that this simply would not do. She visited the head of the journalism department at the local university, and he said he would give his students credit for helping her. Thus, The Hardy Falls Gazette was born.
When I first started wandering around the town, searching for my stories, Ms. Gregory was suspicious. I thought it only appropriate that the first Hardy Falls Gazette excerpt should be her "On The Town" column from that time - the first one where she mentions me. The first, but not the last.
I hope you enjoy it!
Please don't forget to join me on my blog--www.betsyhorvath.com--where I talk to the voices in my head on a somewhat weekly basis and struggle down the road towards successful independent publishing.
If you want to find out more about Hardy Falls, check out Handling It, the first book in my "Welcome To Hardy Falls" series, available wherever books are sold. If you want to contact me, feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.